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Key Dates

Pension Schemes Bill published on 15 October 2019


The Pension Schemes Bill 2019 was introduced in the House of Lords on 15 October 2019.  Part 3 contains provisions concerning powers of the Pensions Regulator (tPR).

Contribution notices (CNs)

A new "employer insolvency test" and an "employer resources test" will be introduced.  In addition to the existing circumstances in which a CN may be issued, tPR will be able to issue a CN where it is of the opinion that either of the new tests is met in relation to the act or failure to act.

Employer insolvency test

Employer insolvency test: defence

Employer resources test

Employer resources test: defence

Reasonableness of issuing a CN

Other amendments affecting CNs

Date Accessed: 28/05/2022